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Xi speaks with Trump and calls on US to improve relations

Long-running war of words between Beijing and Washington simmers down

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping talk by phone and appear to put aside the heated rhetoric both sides have been engaging in.

BEIJING (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he hopes the United States will take substantive action to improve bilateral ties, China's foreign ministry said.

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